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  1. People watching a film on the planetarium dome.
    Photograph: Supplied
  2. People watching a movie on the planetarium screen.
    Photograph: Supplied
  3. People watching a movie on the planetarium screen.
    Photograph: Supplied

Time Out says

Visit the Melbourne Planetarium for after-hours and adults-only sessions of full-dome film screenings that explore the Earth and beyond

Scienceworks invites visitors to explore Earth and the cosmos with a series of after-hours and adults-only film screenings on the huge Planetarium dome, with a drink in hand. Every Friday night, those over 18 can explore the universe through immersive documentaries and wonder at the magic of the universe. You won’t go spacing out at these shows either, as they’re loaded with amazing visuals and stellar content.

Each night features two screenings, one at 7.30pm and the other at 9pm. The February film picks are Unveiling the Invisible Universe, a doco on space exploration, and Dimensions: Once Upon Our Reality, an educational film combined with a rollercoaster ride of visuals and music. For March, it's Phantom of the Universe, a doco narrated by Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton that delves into dark matter, and a visual version of legendary rock band Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. 

Plus, each night you can take a guided tour of what's in the sky that night, taking you through all the astronomical sights. You can buy tickets to both sessions, or to either the early or late session.

It's a unique way to unwind on a Friday night, with a drink in hand and a trip into space. Find out more details and book via the website

For more cosmic experiences, check out the best places to go stargazing in Melbourne, and the state's best planetariums and observatories.

Liv Condous
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Liv Condous


Opening hours:
7.30pm & 9pm
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